HIS2005 Europe: History of an Idea
Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course engages in questions about the idea of Europe and Europeans. It introduces students to modern European history by examining some of the forces and trends that influenced the development of Europe between the Black Death (1348) to the turn of the unification of Italy and of Germany in the nineteenth century. By focussing on significant turning-points and some of the colourful players in this historic age, students examine features of political, social and cultural change. In particular, the course allows students to engage with critical issues to do with Europe's hegemonic transformations and responses to the ideas emerging over the period with emphasis on primary source material. Content and assessment items in this course lead to an appreciation not only of the relevance of the rise of nation states, but also the nascent concerns and potential power of those termed 'the masses'